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Working Vacation at Refugio State Beach
Weekend Working Vacation at Refugio State Beach Join us for a working weekend at Refugio State Beach that includes FREE camping if you want to spend the Friday and Saturday night at the beach. Here is the program: Friday, October 19th Arrive anytime after 5:00 pm for camping. They will have a list at the kiosk so make sure you RSVP. We will be in the hike and bike campground so you can bring tents or sleep in vehicles like Sprinter vans. If you want to bring an RV please contact Curt so I can discuss with State Parks. We will have an informal potluck dinner around 6:30 pm so bring something to grill for yourself and a side dish to share. Saturday, October 20th If you don't want to camp on Friday night, arrive by 8:30 am for the tool and safety talk before we begin our project. We will be hiking a short distance to the bluff trail to do some brush clearing and trash clean up. Depending on the size of the group we may also have some volunteers work at El Capitan State Beach along the nature trail. We will be working until around 3:30-4:00 pm with a break for lunch and breaks as needed throughout the day. Pack lunch or snacks for the day. After we break for the day you are welcome to enjoy the beach and relax. We will have an informal potluck dinner for those that want to stay or camp around 6:30 pm. Bring something to cook for yourself and a side dish to share. Sunday, October 21st We will have another short safety review at 8:30 am and then head to El Capitan State Beach in groups to work on the nature trails and access trail from around 9:00 am until about noon. At noon you are on your own to enjoy lunch either at El Capitan Canyon campground with whoever wants to head over or eat whatever you bring. After lunch you are welcome to enjoy either El Capitan or Refugio State Beach for the rest of the day or head home if you prefer. Please be sure to wear sturdy shoes as we will be using some brush cutting hand tools. No flip flops or sandals please. All participants must sign a State Parks waiver to participate in this project. All ages and abilities are welcome. We will provide all tools, supplies and training. If you have specific questions please email Curt Cragg [masked] You must RSVP in advance to attend this project if you are planning on camping.

Refugio State Beach

10 Refugio Beach Road · Goleta, CA

Respond by: 10/19/2018

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The Santa Barbara Outdoor Volunteers group was created to provide local outdoor-oriented people an opportunity to give back to our trails through our trail care projects. Organized by leaders from the Santa Barbara County Trails Council, Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers, and the Los Padres Forest Association, we coordinate trail volunteer projects throughout the county.

Though the founding members are primarily trail oriented, the purpose of the group is to support all kinds of projects that benefit our local outdoor environment — beach cleanups, habitat restoration projects, open space events — anywhere in the County.

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